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The Robert Glasper Experiment in Concert

Jez Nelson presents American pianist Robert Glasper and his electric Experiment band in concert, performing music from their latest album, Black Radio.

Jez Nelson presents US pianist Robert Glasper and his electric Experiment band in concert. Glasper is one of the most exciting artists to emerge in the last few years, with a language strongly influenced by hip-hop as well as musicians such as Herbie Hancock. He has received rave reviews on previous trips to the UK, with both his acoustic trio and this band, which draws heavily on neo soul, funk and R&B. Their latest album, Black Radio, is causing a stir on both sides of the Atlantic in its quest to bring jazz to a new audience, with guest appearances by numerous stars of the urban music world. The band features Casey Benjamin on saxophone and vocoder, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Mark Colenburg, with a special guest appearance by vocalist Bilal.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Glasper Experiment recorded at the Barbican on 14 May 2012

    • Untitled

      Robert Glasper (piano), Casey Benjamin (saxophone/vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), Mark Colenburg (drums)

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      A Love Supreme: Acknowledgment

      Composer: John Coltrane

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      A Tear to a Smile

      Composer: Roy Ayers

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      Butterfly

      Composer: Herbie Hancock

  • Gilles Peterson interview with Robert Glasper

    • Herbie Hancock

      River (feat. Corrine Bailey Rae)

      • River: The Joni Letters.
      • Verve.
    • Herbie Hancock

      Sunlight

      • Sunlight.
      • Columbia.
    • Robert Glasper

      Black Radio

      • Black Radio.
      • Blue Note.
  • Robert Glasper Experiment recorded at the Barbican on 14 May 2012

    • Untitled

      Robert Glasper (piano), Casey Benjamin (saxophone/vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), Mark Colenburg (drums), Bilal (vocals)

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      Letter To Hermione (feat. Bilal)

      Composer: David Bowie

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      Look of Love/The Light

      Composer: J Dilla / Lonnie Lynn, James Yancey, Bobby Caldwell, Norman Harris, Bruce Malament

    • Robert Glasper Experiment

      Smells Like Teen Spirit

      Composer: Kurt Cobain, David Grohl, Chris Novoselic

  • BBC Introducing Track

    • Roller Trio

      Howdy Saudi

      • Roller: Trio.

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